Asian Games, Incheon , Korea

The Politics of Sports in the Asian Games

Sporting competitions conjure images of athletic prowess and physical feats, with all the fanfare hiding the deft political manoeuvring required to bring these events to life. A closer inspection of the Asian Games reveals a political tapestry reflective of the deeply complex relations of the member states.
Akha, Traditional Costume, Hill Tribes, Thailand

Thailand’s Hill Tribes See Their Last Days

As elders pass on and youth surrender to the tide of modernisation, the once-proud villages who lived off the land are surrendering their diligently preserved traditions for basic food and healthcare

Freya Stark, the Passionate Nomad

You should be careful which books you give your daughters, because you never know what irrepressible, adventurous spirit they might engender. For Freya Stark (1893–1993), the desire to escape and explore was sown on her ninth birthday when she was given One Thousand and One Nights, the famous collection of Arabian tales.

Speaking of Ghosts

We have a vocabulary and image of ghosts and ghostliness that stems from a European concept that has travelled around the world and adopted...

The Art of Eight Limbs

Muay Thaai, otherwise known as ‘The Art of Eight Limbs’, is Thailand’s form of boxing that makes lethal use of eight contact points of the body, including the hands, shins, forearms, knees and feet. It has become one of the primary reasons for martial arts devotees to visit the country – from the serious practitioner training for the next fight, to the casual tourist looking for a little physical conditioning between days on the beach.
Cambodia, Skateboarding, Factory Phnom Penh

Breaking Boundaries : Cambodia’s Female Skateboarder Takes on the Asian Games

With skateboarding making it's debut in the 2018 Asian Games, Cambodia’s top female skater,  Kov Chan Sangva aims to use the platform to break gender boundaries and inspire girls to get on skateboards

Back From The Dead

Eternal rest is a lifelong task for the indigenous people of South Sulawesi, who reunite to serve their dead relatives once every few years

Mesopotamia: the Birthplace of Justice

The world’s first written laws came from its first civilisation, Mesopotamia, and along with it the earliest judicial proceedings in the presence of a king

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